My mother immediately began doing my laundry…a practice she continued until I married at age 31. I had the typical childhood…lots of sports. Mostly I waited to be picked last and then be booed when I struck out to end the game.
In my teenage years, I bounced back and forth from high school to a bar-b-que restaurant, Henry James BBQ, where I specialized in making hushpuppies on the line. In my spare time, you could find me shopping for my clothing at the Portly and Proud, which has now closed, or playing Pac-Man at the arcade and pretending I was not a virgin.
I got my first radio job at a little 5000 watt radio station called the Kickin’ Chicken. They hired me mostly because they needed someone to fill out the chicken suit and provide entertainment for store openings. This did not last long as I tended to scare the children and in fact am still dealing with litigation over a 1988 incident at JC Penny involving a giant chicken suit, a basketball, and a plunger.
I went through all these humiliating moments because I knew that after going through all that, I could eventually attain my dream…attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill (their Boone campus) in 1993. It was the proudest imaginary moment of my life. Years later, I would honor my college by putting a UNC logo around my license plate.
After college I immediately went back to work in radio. My father asked why he had spent the money on a college education since I went right back into the job I had before going to college. Frankly, a good question.
In 2002 I got married. Most people think I either drugged or paid a woman to be with me, but I swear I won her heart the old fashioned way…hypnosis. In 2005, my first child was born. Now three, he is the light of my life. And, we have many similarities. We have almost the exact same diet…mostly cheese based…and we enjoy the same movies. And we both wear pants with elastic waists.
And that is pretty much Chris Kelly in nut shell. The things I love doing most…sitting on the couch, sleeping, and yawning. My biggest pet peeves…having to GET UP to use the bathroom. You can hear me as part of the two guys named Chris show, everyday for many many hours.
I started working here at Rock 92 when I was just a boy. It was so long ago that I used to play records...vinyl records!
Chris Demm's self-portrait
Yes, I was once young. I jumped high as the sky, had fire in my eyes, and legs like a stallion. But, eventually, the legs gave out. Then, I stopped going out to nightclubs and bars, and started wearing earplugs when I'd go to concerts.
I have no idea how to work a computer. I don't go to the drive-thru window, I go inside the restaurant. I can drive a stick-shift. I've never voted for "American Idol." I'm still searching for the recipe for the perfect margarita. I like circus peanuts..but not the circus. I only wear a necktie about twice a year. I try to do crossword puzzles to keep my brain from turning to mush. I'm trying my best to deal with the extra hair that keeps turning up in my ears. I'd be happy to show you some of the pictures I took in France. If you've got a music-trivia question, I'd love to hear it. And, if I hadn't met my wife, I'd be stalking Cindy Crawford to this day.
Deidre was born and raised in High Point NC. She loves Lifetime Television, A good grit plate, Journey, Singing in her car, A good fish fry, and The Jo Bro's. She has a odd sometimes scary obsession with Oprah and is scared of her basement. Deidre graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. But she openly admits everything she needs to know she learned at a record store called Peaches.
Oh yeah... and her family still thinks she works at 102 Jamz!
Weather Dave Aiken
I was born a small Asian child in the Great Pacific Northwest. I had a penchant for TV game shows and Toy Cookies made by the Sunshine Biscuit Co. (makers of Hydrox). I was adopted by a 58-year old clean shaven man as he was on his way from Portland Oregon to Nashville. He wanted a travel companion. I was six and decided it safer to be African-American than Asian; so I switched.
Me at 6 going through South Dakota on my way from Portland to Nashville. Yes I got my ears pierced.
He wanted to make it big on the Country music scene and taught me the importance of knowing when the weather would change and how to forecast it with the inhale of one deep breath. He continually argued with people that he invented the steering wheel. He put me in the care of a Greyhound Bus Driver while in Gary, Indiana and I ended up in Asheville instead of Nashville, as he never returned from the snack machine in the bus depot.
I was fortunate to be taken in and raised as normal American boy by a perfect family. I moved to the Piedmont of NC at age 18 then got stuck here broadcasting on television and radio. I like Buffett, the weather, football, basketball, golf, Cajun martini’s and other assorted liquors. I aspire one day to be the Pit Master and Chief Basting Assistant at a local Barbecue restaurant. I like my beer in bottles and I like onion dip.
Biggie is from Greensboro NC. He has his Masters degree in genetic engineering and is a world renowned poet. When he is not doing Kelly's bidding he likes to volunteer at retirement homes and reads books to kids and stuff. He once rescued eight orphans from a out of control fire at their orphanage. Ok none of this is true. Biggie lives at home with his parents and when he is not at work he is sleeping or "researching" things on the INTERNET.